Glenmark Generics recalls birth control pills

NEW YORK (AP) - Drugmaker Glenmark Generics says it is recalling seven lots of birth control pills because in some packages, the pills were in the wrong order.

Glenmark says the pills were distributed between Sept. 21 and Dec. 30.

In some packages, blisters of pills were rotated so they were not in the proper sequence. The error also made the lot number and expiration date harder to see, and company says the recall applies to any blister package for which the lot number and expiration date are not visible.

A month's supply of birth control pills contains three different medications that are each taken one a day for a week, and a week's worth of inert pills. If the pills are taken out of order, they may not work.
 

The information below and more details can be found at: http://www.glenmark-generics.com/

 

Lot numbers of affected packs of Norgestimate and Ethinyl Estradiol Tablets USP, 0.18 mg/0.035 mg, 0.215 mg/0.035 mg, 0.25 mg/0.035 mg (Generic), are as follows:

NDC

Lot Nos

Expiration

68462-565-29

04110101

07/31/2013

04110106

07/31/2013

04110107

07/31/2013

04110114

08/31/2013

04110124

08/31/2013

04110129

08/31/2013

04110134

09/30/2013

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